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by Laskos
Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: In No castling Chess what Engine would be the King or the best?
Replies: 25
Views: 544

Re: In No castling Chess what Engine would be the King or the best?

What is the point of it ? Kramnik basically makes two good points. One is that the castling rule is illogical and arbitrary, and may have been introduced for reasons that make no sense today. The other is that the game is much more interesting when the players have to figure out for themselves how ...
by Laskos
Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: In No castling Chess what Engine would be the King or the best?
Replies: 25
Views: 544

Re: In No castling Chess what Engine would be the King or the best?

What is the point of it ? Kramnik basically makes two good points. One is that the castling rule is illogical and arbitrary, and may have been introduced for reasons that make no sense today. The other is that the game is much more interesting when the players have to figure out for themselves how ...
by Laskos
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Banksia GUI released
Replies: 202
Views: 9417

Re: Banksia GUI released

Important tourney is underway and 400+ engines loaded and working for the most part....Text Crosstable shows ELO +/- but did not see a ELO/ratings box for the various engines....is it hiding somewhere? Elo will be in the release of this weekend (version 0.10). Manual adjudication box would be helpf...
by Laskos
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Testmatch with Net 58573
Replies: 2
Views: 205

Re: Testmatch with Net 58573

Hi, I played 100 games against Stockfish 10 x64 1CPU under CEGT 40/20 conditions. Grafikcard is GTX 1650: 1 LCZero 0.23.1 Cuda (58573) +45 +23/=67/-10 56.50% 56.5/100 2 Stockfish 10.0 x64 1CPU -45 +10/=67/-23 43.50% 43.5/100 I ask me: are larger networks really better under these test conditions ? ...
by Laskos
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: AlphaZero No Castling Chess
Replies: 84
Views: 2995

Re: AlphaZero No Castling Chess

Engines need to know that they're playing armageddon. So they need to be taught playing that mode. I agree, in the same way AlphaZero has been trained to play No Castling Chess, Lc0 must learn No Castling Chess or BNC with draw advantage, while alpha-beta programs must be also modified. A new openi...
by Laskos
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: AlphaZero No Castling Chess
Replies: 84
Views: 2995

Re: AlphaZero No Castling Chess

Engines need to know that they're playing armageddon. So they need to be taught playing that mode. I agree, in the same way AlphaZero has been trained to play No Castling Chess, Lc0 must learn No Castling Chess or BNC with draw advantage, while alpha-beta programs must be also modified. A new openi...
by Laskos
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: AlphaZero No Castling Chess
Replies: 84
Views: 2995

Re: AlphaZero No Castling Chess

Engines need to know that they're playing armageddon. So they need to be taught playing that mode. I agree, in the same way AlphaZero has been trained to play No Castling Chess, Lc0 must learn No Castling Chess or BNC with draw advantage, while alpha-beta programs must be also modified. A new openi...
by Laskos
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: AlphaZero No Castling Chess
Replies: 84
Views: 2995

Re: AlphaZero No Castling Chess

Engines need to know that they're playing armageddon. So they need to be taught playing that mode. I agree, in the same way AlphaZero has been trained to play No Castling Chess, Lc0 must learn No Castling Chess or BNC with draw advantage, while alpha-beta programs must be also modified. A new openi...
by Laskos
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: AlphaZero No Castling Chess
Replies: 84
Views: 2995

Re: AlphaZero No Castling Chess

I am on the phone and TeamViewer now, but the result with Contempt = 75 White Contempt = True is almost identical: 60+0.6 White wins: 99/200 Draws: 94/200 Black Wins: 7/200 The openings were built with the White Contempt = 50 (and no Black castling), so I would not worry too much about them. An int...
by Laskos
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: AlphaZero No Castling Chess
Replies: 84
Views: 2995

Re: AlphaZero No Castling Chess

As to whether players (both OTB and correspondence players) would prefer no castling or a missing pawn to compensate draw odds, my opinion is that most would accept no castling more readily than missing pawn. No castling requires the other side to attack, while missing pawn requires the superior si...